Visitations will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, followed by funeral services from 2:00 p.m. The officiant will be Pastor Kevin Brown. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange.
Born in Corsicana, Texas on January 1, 1930, he was the son of Samuel E. Hopkins and Alice Ragsdale Hopkins. He graduated from Stark High School in 1947 before serving in the Air Force. He married Sue Jo Cannon 66 years ago and was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. He was a longtime employee of DuPont Sabine Riverworks. With his family, he owned and operated Hop’s Washeterias in Orange, Texas and Vinton, Louisiana. Loyd owned and operated Vari Weld, a fabrication shop that provided services to local industries as well as the design and construction of aluminum boats. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time on his farm, his talent for design and construction made it possible to create a beautiful home for his wife and family. He loved his animals which included cattle, goats and dogs.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Hopkins; her daughters, Alice Adams and her husband Kevin, Pam Lemire and her husband Jean; his son, Greg Hopkins and his grandchildren, Blake Adams and his wife Stephanie, Ryan Adams, Philippe Lemire and Stefan Lemire, as well as many nieces and nephews including Joyce Miller and Jennifer Cannon, whose cakes and pies were his favorites .
Blake Adams, Ryan Adams, Stefan Lemire, Philippe Lemire and Kevin Oakley will serve as carriers.
Posted by Beaumont Enterprise December 17-18, 2021.